OPINIONS


11/29/2018, 6:00am

It’s Time to Talk About Job Automation

It is estimated that as many as half of American workers have the potential to find their jobs replaced by technology in the next couple of decades. With a shifting technological landscape, will job growth keep pace with job loss?


11/28/2018, 8:32am

A Feminist Response To The Shelving Of The Vagina Monologues

Recently, the Women’s Resource Center announced it would end productions of The Vagina Monologues. The reason? It’s insufficiently diverse and inclusive. First, let me be clear that I agree with that assessment, and I claim no attachment to the continuation of the monologues. But even as a queer feminist, soon to be graduating from Eastern’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, I write this: it’s a terrible mistake to end the monologues on a basis that boils down to The Vagina Monologues do it wrong. 


11/28/2018, 6:00am

Bernie 2020

What propelled Sanders from being a relatively unknown Senator from Vermont to a household name was his populist campaign that promised Americans an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. His message resonated with those who are tired of the status quo. 


11/26/2018, 6:00am

Should We Look Forward To The Future NFL?

Last Monday was one of the most exciting football games I have ever witnessed. The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Los Angeles Rams in a battle that best compared to Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali exchanging punches through 15 rounds. By the end of the game both teams totaled 105 points, 1001 yards and 7 turnovers. I loved it. 


11/20/2018, 6:00am

Beto 2020

The 2018 election has officially wrapped up and whispers of potential candidates to face President Trump in 2020 have begun to spread. Beto O’Rourke is one of those people. 


11/14/2018, 5:45pm

The Blue Wave Was a Success

The Democrats have, so far, flipped 32 House seats. It’s estimated the total will climb to 38 seats once all votes have been counted. Democrats have also flipped seven governorships, including in Kansas, which is typically a ruby-red state. I’d call that a wave. 


11/12/2018, 6:00am

How to Fix the Corrupt Influence of Money in Politics

The road to a democracy that works for all Americans includes complete transparency of political donations from individuals and groups, public financing of campaigns that empowers small donors, and overturning the disastrous Supreme Court decision Citizens United. 


11/9/2018, 12:00am

Why Voting Isn’t Enough

November 6 held another historical election in the United States. Republicans took greater control over the Senate, while the predicted “Blue Wave” only somewhat hit the House of Representatives with Democrats taking over a majority of seats.


11/6/2018, 12:00am

Money in Politics is the Most Important Issue Facing America

Money in politics is the most important issue facing our country because it creates a disconnect between what is best for the people, and what is best for the politician. It also is involved in every issue facing America, from healthcare to climate change.


10/30/2018, 12:00am

Why I’m Voting for Democratic Candidates on November 6th

This year, all statewide offices are on the ballot. Michiganders will choose a new governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and local representatives and senators among other elected positions. These make up the backbone of the state government and are extremely important in making key decisions that will affect Michigan for years to come. Since 2011 Republicans have controlled all of these offices. This could all change next week.


10/16/2018, 12:00am

Why I Love the #MeToo Movement

Though it began as an outcry against Hollywood, the #Metoo movement has spread to create positive change in many different communities. The National Domestic Workers Association gained more membership, from nannies to farmers, to demand dignity and fairness in their various domestic workplaces. Finally, victims can speak out and voice their pain to an ever more attentive and acting audience. 


10/16/2018, 12:00am

Strengthening Friendships One Meal at a Time

The term “broke college student” is one that the 18-25-year-old knows far too well. Not only does it feel like being in college leads to a loss of money, but to a loss of friendships as well. How can these relationships be rekindled? How does grocery shopping and cooking help bring friends closer together? And most importantly, how do you pull together a quick meal together when you’re on a budget? 


10/2/2018, 12:00am

The Laughter: The Brett Kavanaugh Hearing and American Rape Culture

When a woman comes forward to state that she was sexually assaulted, how often is she not believed? How often is she asked, “What were you wearing?” “Had you been drinking?” “Are you sexually active?” How often is she told she was asking for it? How often do we hear when a man is accused of assault or rape that “his career is over” and that he’s “a good boy,” even when he’s over thirty years old?  


9/25/2018, 12:00am

McDonald's Workers are Protesting and You Should Be Too

McDonald's employees in ten different American cities walked out in protest of both improving anti-harassment training of employees as well as a higher minimum wage on Tuesday. An article in TIME Magazine about the strike attributed the #MeToo movement as reasoning for workers coming out now about treatment of cases of harassment.